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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

1 Oct - Blogs I'm Following

English: Abell 78 planetary nebula, 24 inch te...
English: Abell 78 planetary nebula, 24 inch telescope on Mt. Lemmon, AZ. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Cat's Eye Nebula, a planetary nebula forme...
The Cat's Eye Nebula, a planetary nebula formed by the death of a star with about the same mass as the Sun. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Emblem of Hong Kong
Emblem of Hong Kong (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A 26 segment × 3 exposure (78 frames in total)...
A 26 segment × 3 exposure (78 frames in total) panoramic view of the Hong Kong skyline taken from a path around Victoria Peak. Français : Vue panoramique de Hong Kong depuis un sentier de Victoria Peak. Image construite en assemblant 78 clichés (26 visées × 3 expositions) réalisés avecun appareil Canon 5D et un objectif 85mm f/1.8 réglé sur f/5.6. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
 Morning Musings

10:23pm MDST

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Where The Stars And Moon Play”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 minutes ago
“Pamela and Randy Copus are the duo known as 2002. Randy Copus plays piano, electric cello, guitar, bass and keyboards. Pamela Copus plays flutes, harp, keyboards and a wind instrument called a WX5. Both musicians also provide all of the vocals on their albums, recording their voices many, many times and layering them to create a "virtual choir" with a celestial, angelic quality.” 2002, “Where The Stars And Moon Play” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMqLFemZOOg&feature=related

Will GOP Extremists Be Able to Dislodge Boehner From The Speaker's Chair?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 22 minutes ago
Yesterday Boehner was boasting that he hadn't talked to Ted Cruz, the man who would like to name the next Speaker of the House, since Cruz was first elected to the Senate 2 years ago. A little bravado from the man who knows he has a struggle to keep the top job in the House. The extremists and radicals inside the House Republican caucus-- Team Cruz-- are determined to depose Boehner… and *Roll Call*'s Matt Fuller took a look at their chances yesterday. A couple weeks ago, we listed 17 Republicans who had either flat out pledged to vote for someone other than Boehner or who had refu... more »

China Tells The U.S. And Other Countries To Not Meddle In Hong Kong

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 minutes ago
*China Tells Foreign Countries Not To Meddle In Hong Kong -- Reuters* (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi responded on Wednesday to comments by the United States and others on pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, saying foreign countries should not meddle in China's domestic affairs. Wang, the most senior Chinese official to speak publicly about the protests, said Beijing had "very formally and clearly stated its position: Hong Kong affairs are China's internal affairs. All countries should respect China's sovereignty." He was speaking at the U.S. State Department before... more »

U.S. Secret Service In Utter Disarray

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 37 minutes ago
*Pierson Failed To Provide Fresh Start For Secret Service That Administration Wanted -- Washington Post* The resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson and the launch of a top-to-bottom review of the agency Wednesday are an acknowledgment by President Obama of what he has long denied: that the force charged with protecting him is in deep turmoil and struggling to fulfill its sacred mission. The 6,700-member agency, long an elite class of skilled professionals who prized their jobs, now suffers from diminished luster and historically high turnover rates. Officers in char... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“Beautiful emission nebula NGC 6164 was created by a rare, hot, luminous O-type star, some 40 times as massive as the Sun. Seen at the center of the cosmic cloud, the star is a mere 3 to 4 million years old. In another three to four million years the massive star will end its life in a supernova explosion. *Click image for larger size.* Spanning around 4 light-years, the nebula itself has a bipolar symmetry. That makes it similar in appearance to more familiar planetary nebulae - the gaseous shrouds surrounding dying sun-like stars. Also like many planetary nebulae, NGC 6164 has bee... more »

Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet- On Pain"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain. And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy; And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields. And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief. Pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust... more »

A Pueblo Indian Prayer

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Hold on to what is good, even if it's a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe, even if it's a tree that stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do, even if it's a long way from here. Hold on to your life, even if it's easier to let go. Hold on to my hand, even if someday I'll be gone away from you." ~ A Pueblo Indian Prayer


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why." - Kurt Vonnegut


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!" - Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel

Chet Raymo, “Mind Over Matter?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“Mind Over Matter?”* by Chet Raymo “Musing about the Oxford maths kit yesterday brings to mind an age-old question: Are those mathematical instruments a product of philosophy or empirical science? That is to say: Do we invent mathematics, or do we discover it in nature? The question came up in a book I've been reading, Rachel Hewitt's “Map of a Nation,” a history of the early days of the Ordnance Survey, the British mapping agency. In the 1820s, the Survey came to Ireland, then a British colony, to map the country on the unprecedented scale of six-inches to the mile. The first st... more »

The Poet: William Wordsworth, “Lines Written in Early Spring”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“Lines Written in Early Spring”* "I heard a thousand blended notes, While in a grove I sat reclined; In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts Bring sad thoughts to the mind. To her fair works did Nature link The human soul that through me ran; And much it grieved my heart to think, What man has made of man." - William Wordsworth

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by.

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 2nd Oct)

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 1 hour ago
“Google Tax”: George Osborne tells tech giants 'We will make you pay your taxes' In an ardent speech before the Conservative party conference, George Osborne said that some multinational technology firms go to "extraordinary lengths" not to pay tax in the UK. "You are welcome here in Britain with open arms," said the Chancellor to those firms. "While we offer some of the lowest business taxes

U.S. Made Plans To Attack Cuba In 1976

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Jan. 24, 2013: Henry Kissinger, chairman of Kissinger Associates, speaks during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. (Reuters) *Kissinger Drew Up Plans To Attack Cuba, Records Show -- New York Times* MIAMI — Nearly 40 years ago, Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger mapped out secret contingency plans to launch airstrikes against Havana and “smash Cuba,” newly disclosed government documents show. Mr. Kissinger was so irked by Cuba’s military incursion into Angola that in 1976 he convened a top-secret group of senior officials to work out possible retaliat... more »

Latest Interview

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
The latest edition of *This Issue* features Jason Rawn from Hope, Maine. Jason is a war tax resister and is helping to organize the upcoming Maine Walk for Peace & A Sustainable Future being sponsored by Maine Veterans For Peace. You can find more information about the walk *here*

In response to Cameron’s U.N. General Assembly remarks equating people who question 9/11 and 7/7 attacks in the US and UK and those who question the West’s policy towards the Middle East as just as dangerous as violent ISIS terrorists, a British truth activist and author hands himself in to UK’s counter terrorism police for the new crime of "non-violent extremism". Read more at http://www.activistpost.com/2014/10/911-truth-activist-surrenders-to-uk.html#dsbLTjkAUmpgj0tW.99

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
In response to Cameron’s U.N. General Assembly remarks equating people who question 9/11 and 7/7 attacks in the US and UK and those who question the West’s policy towards the Middle East as just as dangerous as violent ISIS terrorists, a British truth activist and author hands himself in to UK’s counter terrorism police for the new crime of "non-violent extremism". *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

On the trail of Batman at home in Long Island City (Queens)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Top Chef: Duos -- surprisingly not-terrible! --is on Bravo tonight (we'll talk about it soon)* *Any sign of Batman? (photo by Mitch Waxman; click to enlarge)* *by Ken* I was thinking I might write about Bravo's *Top Chef: Duos* this evening, in time for tonight's new episode, having finally looked at a couple of episodes and discovered that it's surprisingly not-terrible. We got to watch how a couple of chefs, going head to head, approach the given challenges -- starting with a pair set by the episode's contenders -- and execute them, which is kind of fun as long as we don't pre... more »

One U.S. Marine Rescued Another Is Missing After Bailing Out Of An MV-22 Osprey In The Arabian Gulf

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
In this October 2009 photo, an MV-22 Osprey lands on an amphibious transport dock ship. The Navy is searching for a missing Osprey crew member in the North Arabian Gulf. Corey Lewis/U.S. Navy/Reuters/File *Navy Searches For Missing MV-22 Osprey Crew Member -- CSM* Two crew members jumped out of a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft that had experienced engine difficulties while operating in the North Arabian Gulf. One crew member was rescued. A search is underway for the second. Washington — US Navy ships, aircraft, and boats are conducting a search-and-rescue mission in the North A... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by.

"The Jar"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"The Jar"* by Idea Champions "A college professor stood before his philosophy class at the start of a new semester. Silently, he picked up a very large jar and filled it with golf balls. Then he asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly, pebbles settling into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. He asked once... more »

"High Up..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
”When we are high up, everything looks very small. Our glories and our sadnesses cease to be important. We have left whatever we won or lost down below. From the top of a mountain you can see how large the world is and how wide the horizon.” - Paulo Coelho, "The Fifth Mountain"

Hong Kong Occupy Central ( Day 5 - October 2 , 2014 ) Protesters gather at chief executive’s offices in Tamar ahead of ultimatum to resign ( chinese censorship has never been higher ) ........ Hundreds demonstrate at Chinese embassy in London in support Hong Kong protests ( more pepper spray , tear gas , rubber bullets and perhaps other deterrents planned by the Hong Kong Authorities following Mainland orders ? ) Alternative thoughts as to whom or what may be driving the protests ....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Tweets..... Fireworks looming ? *RT* @RT_com · 57m57 minutes ago #HongKong protesters threaten to occupy buildings if city chief doesn’t quit http://on.rt.com/dpd7be [image: Embedded image permalink] *SCMP News* @SCMP_News · 2h2 hours ago Protesters gather at chief executive’s offices in Tamar ahead of ultimatum to resign [image: Embedded image permalink] *SCMP News* @SCMP_News · 5h5 hours ago Hundreds demonstrate at Chinese embassy in London in support Hong Kong protests [image: Embedded image permalink] *SCMP News* @SCMP_News · 8h8 hours ago Dialogue ‘m... more »

the big stash

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

“Everyone Has a Story: Interesting People Everywhere”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Everyone Has a Story: Interesting People Everywhere”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “Every person on this planet has a story to tell, something that makes them unique adding to the whole. It’s easy to forget sometimes that everyone has a story to tell if we take the time to listen. We are so accustomed to hearing the stories of people in the news that we sometimes lose track of the fact that the random stranger on the bus also has a fascinating story about where they came from and how they got to be where they are. The sheer variety of paths taken in this world, from farmers to C... more »

“The War of the Heads”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“The War of the Heads”* by John Grant “I like to call it ‘The War of the Heads.’ ISIS beheads people one-on-one, up-close-and-personal on YouTube while the United States of America and its coalition of cautious or secret partners prefers “decapitation,” as in using powerful F16 bombs and drone rockets to whack off metaphoric heads. It’s easy to work up a vengeful frenzy sitting on our couches watching the medieval slicing off of heads. Especially when it’s heads we recognize! It’s harder to get worked up about people we don’t know who die much more horrible deaths in the buildings... more »

How Bad Could The Ebola Epidemic Get? U.S. Government Purchases 160,000 HazMat Suits Specifically For Ebola Conditions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*How Bad Could It Get? US Government Order Of 160,000 HazMat Suits Gives A Clue -- Zero Hedge* Now that Ebola is officially in the US on an uncontrolled basis, the two questions on everyone's lips are i) who will get sick next and ii) how bad could it get? We don't know the answer to question #1 just yet, but when it comes to the second one, a press release three weeks ago from Lakeland Industries, a manufacturer and seller of a "comprehensive line of safety garments and accessories for the industrial protective clothing market" may provide some insight into just how bad the US S... more »

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- October 1, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
A farmer loads wheat grains onto a truck near the town of Makhmur, August 27, 2014. Picture taken August 27, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal *Special Report: Islamic State Uses Grain To Tighten Grip In Iraq -- Maggie Fick, Reuters* (Reuters) - For Salah Paulis, it came down to a choice between his faith and his crop. A wheat farmer from outside Mosul, Paulis and his family fled the militant group Islamic State early last month. The group overran the family farm as part of its offensive that captured vast swathes of territory in northern Iraq. Two weeks later, Paulis, who is ... more »

“Everyone Has a Story: Interesting People Everywhere”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Everyone Has a Story: Interesting People Everywhere”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “Every person on this planet has a story to tell, something that makes them unique adding to the whole. It’s easy to forget sometimes that everyone has a story to tell if we take the time to listen. We are so accustomed to hearing the stories of people in the news that we sometimes lose track of the fact that the random stranger on the bus also has a fascinating story about where they came from and how they got to be where they are. The sheer variety of paths taken in this world, from farmers to C... more »

"How It Really Is: Right-Wingnut Poster Child"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago

“Congress Cuts $8.7 Billion in Food Stamps, But Finds $22 Billion to Fight ISIS”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Congress Cuts $8.7 Billion in Food Stamps, * *But Finds $22 Billion to Fight ISIS”* by Juan Cole “It was all the way back in February, so the memory of this headline has faded: “Congress Passes $8.7 Billion Food Stamp Cut” By Ned Resnikoff “It’s official: 850,000 households across the country are set to lose an average of $90 per month in food stamp benefits. The Senate on Tuesday voted 68-32 to send the 2014 Farm Bill – which includes an $8.7 billion cut to food stamps – to President Obama’s desk. Nine Democrats opposed the bill, and 46 members of the Democratic caucus voted for... more »

World News Briefs -- October 1, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Schoolchildren Exposed In US Ebola Scare: Texas Governor Rick Perry Reveals Fears For Kids And Says 18 Americans May Have Virus After Hospital Sent Infected Man Home -- Daily Mail* * Five students attended four different Dallas schools this week after possibly being in close contact with the Ebola patient over the weekend * The Ebola patient was named today as Thomas Eric Duncan, who had traveled to the U.S. from Liberia on September 20 to visit family * Mr Duncan, a Liberian national, quarantined at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital since Sunday * The children who came in contact... more »

Report: Kim Jong-Un's Younger Sister Has Taken Control Of North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Kim Yo Jong has been generating much attention after she made her first public appearance. Photo: CHANNEL NEWSASIA *Kim Jong-Un's Sister Takes Control In North Korea -- Tae-jun Kang, The Diplomat* According to a new report by a Seoul think tank, Kim Jong-un’s younger sister is in charge during his absence. Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, might be leading the hermit kingdom instead of her brother, a recent report from Seoul-based think tank, North Korea Intellectuals Solidarity (NKIS) revealed. According to NKIS on October 1, Kim Jong-un — who ... more »

Jeremy Hardy's handy template

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
“Dull-witted and lazily obvious political artist” is a perfect description of the wag who provided the inspiration for My Address To The Nation. (H/T Ed West) see below. Please don’t feel obliged read it all in one go. I know I wouldn’t. Foreword: I wanted to Speak to The Nation with a scintillating address about the BBC in which my actual message would come across subliminally, (below the threshold of conscious perception) but cloaked in enough satyrical wit and humour to seduce the audience into thinking I was brilliant. But I didn’t know how to start. Imagine my delight when I c... more »

How can I sleep soundly

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
I am ajust like youe and mne we share security but its an illusion if you put a spotlight on lifes directions we are all preteliy all fucked financially intensest in yourself and canning and just about any food you can keep.

Someone is killing the planet

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
MRs Gia is not down with that. Ebola floods and drought this is a message to you do not fuck with mother earth, What we need is Colombo.

Time To Remove the Blinders? (Secret Agendas In the Land of the Free) How the Word Communist (and Socialist) Is Used By Greedy Propagandists To Acquire Power and Money (What/Who Did In JFK) The Invisible Rich?

The Agent Orange Revolution? White House - Kill Syrian/Iraqi Civilians - Exemption for Airstrikes There is so much truth within the following essay about the United States' history of secret agendas influencing/making foreign policy that it leaves me speechless. But not surprised. Some important (or formerly important) people are not afraid to speak the truth to power - what should be the

Pelosi's Worst Mistake Comes Back To Plague House Democrats

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
From the moment Nancy Pelosi announced she was reappointing failed Blue Dog Steve Israel to be DCCC Chairman again, it was apparent to anyone who pays attention that the Republicans had nothing to worry about in regard to losing the House majority. Once Israel started announcing his recruits-- garbage conservative Democrats in unwinnable red districts like anti-Choice, antigay,/pro-NRA, pro-fracking Jennifer Garrison in OH-06 and a trio of CIA stooges from Michigan and Pennsylvania the agency is trying to use to infiltrate Congress. Now, one month before election day, many of Isra... more »

Jews and Muslims I have knon

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
Yep they were all men thinkaboot that We shared something special thinkaboot that I would never go down there if you want to fight with us on the street. We are all bros and only want more romance not with each other with the femmess.

Mohawk Nation News 'Mossad Animal Farm'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
MOSSAD ANIMAL FARM Posted on October 1, 2014 Please post and distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Sep. 30. 2014. Who is the real terrorist? It seems ISIS is helping to set up a worldwide dictatorship. It’s no coincidence ISIS has the same acronym as the ‘Israeli Security Intelligence Service’, which is created, funded, trained and militarily armed by the CIA and Mossad. Canada has CSIS that

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un Is Having Ankle Surgery

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un Not Missing, Just Having Ankle Surgery -- Sydney Morning Herald* Tokyo: Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader who has mysteriously been missing from the public eye for almost a month, sparking rumours ranging from a stroke to a coup d'etat, is apparently just recovering from ankle surgery. Mr Kim had fractured both of his ankles and had surgery in Pyongyang in the middle of September to treat them, the Chosun Ilbo, South Korea's largest newspaper, reported on Tuesday, citing an unnamed source. "I heard that Kim Jong-un injured his right ankle in Ju... more »

Fracking company warns Dutch citizens to expect more "serious earthquakes"

People living in Groningen province will have to expect more and possibly more severe earthquakes because of natural gas extraction, the head of gas company NAM has told the NRC. Tags: NETHERLANDS FRACKING PETROCARBON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

First US Ebola patient was in contact with school-aged children - Texas governor

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has confirmed that the first US diagnosed Ebola patient, who is now in serious but stable condition in Dallas, had contact with children before he showed symptoms of the virus. Tags: UNITED STATES HEALTH

Isis an hour away from Baghdad - with no sign of Iraq army being able to make a successful counter-attack

The Iraqi army, plagued by corruption, absenteeism and supply failures, has little chance against Islamist fanatics using suicide bombings and fluid tactics. And US air strikes are making little difference. Tags: IRAQ

German ex-leader criticizes EU Russia sanctions

Germany’s former chancellor, Gerhard Schroeder, has called for an end to spiraling sanctions between the European Union and Russia over the Ukraine crisis. Tags: RUSSIA UKRAINE EUROPEAN UNION GERMANY SANCTIONS

Ukrainian authorities do not control their military units — Donetsk Republic PM

Ukrainian authorities do not control all their military units, the prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko, said Wednesday. Tags: UKRAINE

No trust in the truce: E.Ukraine militia on high alert despite ceasefire

Authorities in Donetsk are saying the city is on high alert despite a truce between the army and local militias. [image: In Truce No Trust: E.Ukraine militia on high alert despite ceasefire] Tags: UKRAINE

EU Failed Again to Break 'Vicious' Sanctions Circle: Russia's EU Envoy

The European Union has failed again to break the vicious circle of sanction mentality by refusing to lift the current sanctions against Russia over Ukraine, Russia's Ambassador to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said Tuesday. Tags: RUSSIA EUROPEAN UNION SANCTIONS

You Have Depression

Are you depressed? Have you lost interest in things you used to enjoy? Are you eating or sleeping too much? Big Pharma hopes so! The push to convince people who are dealing with job, family, relationship and money problems that they actually have “depression” has resulted in almost one in four American women in their 40s and 50s taking antidepressants. Ka-ching. Tags: PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Palestinian Authority Has No Legitimacy to Govern in Gaza

Electronic Intifada co-founder Ali Abunimah says Palestinians need to be able to rebuild independently of the neoliberal government in Ramallah [image: Palestinian Authority Has No Legitimacy to Govern in Gaza] Tags: PALESTINE GAZA POLITICS

UK jets launch first attacks against ISIS in Iraq

Tornado bombers from Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) have carried out their first attacks against the Islamic State in Iraq, according to the Ministry of Defense (MoD). Tags: UNITED KINGDOM SYRIA

Jane Says

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
Its all rock and roll, Its just IMHO the most perfect song ever.

Running from or to Office

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
I sit so meeningless at my keyboard I plan in the sky all the things I know to be the truth that make me like everyone So how do our castles in the sky fall down to idiots who are only working on a gold plated pension or something worse control.

Banging the drum

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
It has marginal returns so far. I just hope I keep the Tiger away.

Argentina President de Kirchner Is Accusing The U.S. Of Plotting To Overthrow And Kill Her

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. (Press TV) *Argentina President Claims US Plotting To Oust Her -- The Guardian* Cristina Fernández de Kirchner alludes to alleged plot against her by local businessmen and ‘foreign help’ in televised speech Argentinian opposition politicians have accused the country’s president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, of being “completely out of touch with reality” after she gave a rambling televised address in which she claimed the US may be behind a plot to overthrow her government and possibly even assassinate her. “If something sho... more »

Is The White House Safe?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Secret Service agents await the arrival of then Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama alongside his SUV at Raleigh-Durham airport in North Carolina, May 5, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Reed *Can The White House Really Be Protected? -- David Wise, Reuters* When an armed intruder jumped the fence and penetrated deep into the White House, it provided a field day for cartoonists and some members of the House of Representatives — who turned Julia Pierson, the hapless Secret Service director, into a piñata at a hearing Tuesday. President Barack Obama and his family, fortunately, had left... more »

Jugglers Juggling

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
There are so many balls in the air it takes a corporate block of offices to manage trajectory. In a few days the balls will drop. Madness pertains.

We got Ebola

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
Insane, we are insane and now its the Walking Dead.

Supplemental: Twenty-eight days in O-hi-o!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014Our own side, sounding strange:* What follows isn’t exactly about the press. It’s about the way the liberal world can perhaps sometimes sound strange to pretty much everyone else. (To ponder the general principle, read this report about declining ratings at MSNBC. For better or worse, we the dogs don’t seem to be gulping the dog food at this time.) This isn’t about what approach would be best in some particular situation—in this case, with respect to early voting in the state of Ohio. It’s about the way certain kinds of “liberal thinking” can possibly se... more »

Economics for Real People: Economic inequality: A problem in need of a solution?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
[image: 276464_137539366339987_1226509_n] *Here’s what’s on this evening at the Auckland Uni Economics Group. Why not head along?* On Monday the* NZ Herald* revealed that ANZ New Zealand's David Hisco is NZ’s top-paid chief executive with a total pay package worth $4.1 million. That's a lot of money! It's cases like this that fuel the debate about income inequality, about whether someone should earn so much more than the average worker. - How can economics inform this debate? - Is economic inequality something to be concerned about? - Or something to embrace!? - An... more »

Greg Hunter: “ISIS Only Understands Gunfire- Karl Denninger"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“ISIS Only Understands Gunfire- Karl Denninger"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “Financial analyst and writer Karl Denninger says forget about President Obama’s promise of “no boots on the ground” in the fight with the Islamic State. There will be boots, and Denninger explains, “Air power has never won a war, and it never will. You can bomb people until you think you bomb them back into the Stone Age, and they just go hide. You destroy their infrastructure, and they just come back out. The only way you take territory is to go and take territory. The real problem is we, as a natio... more »

ISIS here and now

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
Lets pass at war with more Flintstones.

Breaking News: U.S. Secret Service Director Resigns

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Secret Service Director Resigns -- New York Times* WASHINGTON — Julia Pierson, the director of the Secret Service, is resigning in the wake of several security breaches. The resignation came less than a day after lawmakers from both parties assailed Ms. Pierson’s leadership and said they feared for the lives of the president and others in the protection of the agency. On Wednesday morning, Ms. Pierson met with Jeh C. Johnson, the secretary of Homeland Security, the department that oversees the Secret Service. In a statement, Mr. Johnson said that he had accepted Ms. Pierson’s res... more »

Satire: “Citing Security Concerns, Iraq’s Prime Minister Cancels Visit to White House”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Citing Security Concerns, * *Iraq’s Prime Minister Cancels Visit to White House”* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— “Iraq’s new Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, has cancelled a scheduled visit to the White House, citing “concerns about the security situation there.” Speaking to reporters in Baghdad on Wednesday, Abadi said that he had been looking forward to visiting the White House but that recent reports had “given me the willies.” “They really need to get on top of things there,” he said. “Until they do, I’m better off staying in Iraq.” The Prime Minister’s de... more »

Ebola in Texas

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
Is that not so ironic. The one state of the Union determined to destroy the other 51. Rick Perry is such a joke that even Republicans cant laugh at his antics. Jesus Joseph and Mary protect us from his rule.

Kiev Continues to Violate Cease Fire

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
Prisoner swaps in Ukraine are in danger of stalling as rebels say they will no longer tolerate Kiev’s practice of producing random people for exchange instead of actual members of militia and political prisoners.

Amazing Catholic Solidarity on Jeju Island

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
Catholic priests and nuns blocked the entrance yesterday to the Navy base now being built in Gangjeong village on Jeju Island, South Korea. The occasion was the 3rd anniversary of Catholic solidarity in the village to oppose base construction. Father Mun Jeong-hyon crawled under a cement truck during the ceremony. In addition a ground breaking ceremony was held for the new Gangjeong Life and Peace Pastoral Center that will be built in the village. About 100 people attended the ceremony which was blessed by Bishop Kang U-il of Jeju diocese. The pastoral center will be located ju... more »

The Tory Party's 15% Strategy

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
Thankfully conference speeches don't win general elections. There is no denying that Dave's final performance at the Tory party's annual gathering was masterful. It oozed the prime ministerial, that much exalted but seldom-attained quality. His speech was passionate, confident, coherent. Apart from an untimely Freudian ("... these are the people we resent"), Dave acted the part well. He did what he is genuinely good at: *putting on a show*. As delegates pack their bags and fish forgotten prawn vol-au-vents from their pockets, those not thinking forbidden UKIP thoughts might have a... more »

Supplemental: Do you believe this story or claim?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014Meredith Vieira edition:* Do you believe the recent claim by Daisy Hernandez, who is now 39? In a new book excerpted at Salon, Hernandez tells a story about the way she got her first big job as a writer. The story goes something like this: Back in 2001, Hernandez completed a master’s in journalism at NYU. She was already working as a writer for Ms. magazine. That spring, Hernandez was approached to do background research for a book by the New York Times’ Gail Collins. Before long, Collins suggested that she apply for a paid intern job with the Times edi... more »

Dollar Store Halloween Mantel

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 10 hours ago
I don't know about you, but I don't really have a budget for holiday decorating. I see all of these amazing mantels on Pinterest and sigh because even if I bought the pieces on clearance after the holiday each year, it would still take me 5 or 6 years for my mantel to start to look like I wanted. I needed something fun and cute, without a huge price tag. I went to my local dollar store, and found some fantastic pieces, added a few other pieces and ended up with a mantel that I LOVE all for about $20. So here is the break down of what was from the dollar store and what wasn't. From... more »

Fondos de Paisajes Naturales con Lagos, Montañas, Ríos, Bosques y Playas. - 12 Imágenes Gratis.

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 10 hours ago
*Quizás también le interese ver; Cáncer de Mama - 19 de Octubre - Día Internacional - Únete y Hazte la Prueba - 12 Imágenes para crear conciencia.*

Finally a useful font... The Sarcastic Font

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago

The Realist Report - Veronica Clark

John Friend at The Realist Report - 10 hours ago
On this edition of The Realist Report, we'll be joined once again by Veronica Clark. Veronica and I will be discussing her book *Warwolves of the Iron Cross: Albion & Zion United*, which details the Jewish infiltration and subversion of the British aristocracy and high society, banking establishment, and politics. You can download the entire program *here*.

Is The U.S. Secret Service Failing To Protect President Obama?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Seems $1.7 Billion Can’t Make The White House Safe: Opening Line -- Bloomberg* During all that weeping and gnashing of teeth when the moment of sequestration arrived, we heard about myriad areas of the government and the U.S. economy that were headed for some pain, but we don’t remember hearing about the Secret Service. We must have missed it, because surely someone would have hollered if we knew that its effect would lead directly or indirectly to the House Oversight Committee’s hearing yesterday. We came across this BGOV summary of the fiscal 2014 budget, which, conversely, sh... more »

President Obama Meets Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington October 1, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque *Obama Meets With Netanyahu At White House For First Time Since Gaza War Began -- Washington Post* President Obama is meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, the first sit-down between the two since the war in Gaza began and the start of a U.S.-led offensive against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The two leaders last met at the White House only seven months ago, but they ... more »

US Now Admits it is Funding "Occupy Central"

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 10 hours ago
*October 1, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - Just as the US admitted shortly after the so-called "Arab Spring" began spreading chaos across the Middle East that it had fully funded, trained, and equipped both mob leaders and heavily armed terrorists years in advance, it is now admitted that the US State Department through a myriad of organizations and NGOs is behind the so-called "Occupy Central" protests in Hong Kong. The Washington Post would report in an article titled, "Hong Kong erupts even as China tightens screws on civil society," that: *Chinese leaders unnerved by protests... more »

Banksy gets the bird

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
Post this under 'It's a mad, mad world'.... Just before 4 o'clock this afternoon the BBC News website published an article about a new Banksy, which it doubtless considered germane to the Clacton-on-Sea by-election: *Banksy tackles immigration in Clacton 'birds' mural * A new Banksy mural showing a group of pigeons holding anti-immigration banners has appeared in Essex. The mysterious artist posted two photos of the work on his website, stating that it is in Clacton-on-Sea. Four pigeons are shown holding signs including "Go Back to Africa", while a more exotic-looking bird looks o... more »

Don't Be Surprised That The NRCC Is Just As Incompetent And Lame As The DCCC

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
I don't know why the NRCC is wasting money on TV ads against Lower Manhattan multimillionaire Sean Eldridge in the Hudson Valley. You can watch it above. Eldridge will be lucky if he breaks 40% in November, very lucky. Although the district is blue and Obama won it against McCain in 2008 and against Romney in 2012, Eldridge has run a sappy, messageless campaign that's accomplishing nothing but making a bunch of slimy political consultants richer. The only publicly available polls show mediocre Republican backbencher Chris Gibson absolutely creaming him. In 2012, Julian Schreibman... more »

NYC Schools May Be Leading Us Back to Real Education Policy

David Greene at @ THE CHALK FACE - 11 hours ago
NYC Schools May Be Leading Us Back to Real Education Policy. via NYC Schools May Be Leading Us Back to Real Education Policy.Filed under: SHAUN JOHNSON, PHD: Musings from the Chalk Face

Is President Obama Lying To America About The Islamic State And Past U.S. Intelligence Assessments On The Threat?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Pentagon Official: The President Is Lying To America — About Us, And About ISIS -- Joseph Miller, Daily Caller* Joseph Miller is the pen name for a ranking Department of Defense official with a background in U.S. special operations and combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has worked in strategic planning. President Barack Obama has taken a lot of flak since his Sunday night “60 Minutes” interview, in which he blamed the intelligence community for his failure to tackle the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. And that is right and proper. Because not only ... more »

Ebola Does Dallas

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 11 hours ago
Now that the Ebola virus is in their backyard, the obscenely wealthy are expected to finally start prying open their wallets to fight a plague that heretofore had only been afflicting "the other." *A combination of factors that include a lack of a cataclysmic event, slow-building media coverage, and significant government intervention had tempered the philanthropic community’s response during the first several months of the outbreak, according to Mr. Ottenhoff and other experts.* *"When you read stories that the American government is sending 3,000 military workers and spending hun... more »

Islamic State Post Photos Detailing The Rout Of The Iraqi Army At Camp Saqlawiya

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
An Islamic State fighter stands on top of a US-made M1 Abrams tank. *Islamic State Photos Detail Rout Of Iraqi Army At Camp Saqlawiya -- Long War Journal* The Islamic State released photographs of last week's rout of an Iraqi Army unit in the Saqwaliya area north of Fallujah in Anbar province. More than 300 Iraqi troops are reported to have been killed in the attack. The pictures from the assault on Camp Saqwaliya were released on Twitter by fighters and supporters of the Islamic State. Recently the Islamic State has begun to release its propaganda on Twitter via its supporters. Tw... more »

Islamic State Fighter: U.S. Airstrikes Aren't Effective

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*CNN Exclusive: ISIS Fighter Says U.S. Airstrikes Aren't Effective -- CNN* *Gaziantep, Turkey (CNN) -- The United States may be touting its strikes on ISIS targets in Syria, but one of the terror group's fighters says the hits are trivial at best.* In an exclusive interview with CNN, a Syrian ISIS fighter using the pseudonym Abu Talha said the militant group has been preparing for such attacks. "We've been ready for this for some time," Abu Talha said. "We know that our bases are known because they're tracking us with radars and satellites, so we had backup locations." He taunte... more »

U.S. Air Strikes In Syria Are Being Done Based On Intelligence Gaps

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *US Cannot Tell How Effective Airstrikes Against ISIS Have Been Because Of Huge Gaps In Intelligence, Officials Claim -- Daily Mail* * President Obama has loosened the rule of engagement for bombing ISIS * Air Force Major General Jeffrey L Harrigan said: 'They're a smart adversary' * Human rights activists claim US airstrikes have already claimed civilian lives * Pentagon officials admit they are hampered by the lack local intelligence * US aircraft are relying on target information from drones and satellites * Officials unsure whether ISIS ... more »

World News Briefs -- October 1, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*U.S. Officials: Second Person Being Monitored For Ebola -- USA Today* DALLAS — Health officials are closely monitoring a possible second Ebola patient who had close contact with the first person to be diagnosed in the U.S., the director of Dallas County's health department said Wednesday. All who have been in close contact with the man diagnosed are being monitored as a precaution, Zachary Thompson, director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, said in a morning interview with WFAA-TV. "Let me be real frank to the Dallas County residents: The fact that we have one confirme... more »

“and Elinor?”: when winning a Nobel Prize isn’t enough…

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 12 hours ago
This is a guest post from Leslie Johns, an Assistant Professor of political science at UCLA. The Public Choice Society—an academic organization of scholars who study the interaction of politics and economics—recently announced that it has created a new award for scholarly research: the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Prize. The announcement of this prize is Continue reading

ZEROHEDGE: Singapore Becoming Global Gold Hub - Launches Kilo Bar Contract And Gold ATMs

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 12 hours ago
Launching of SGX Gold Futures Contract: (from left) Harshika Patel, Managing Director, JP Morgan; Sunil Kashyap, Managing Director, Bank of Nova Scotia; Aram Shishmaniam, CEO, World Gold Council; Ng Cheng Thye, President, Singapore Bullion Market Association; Seah Moon Ming, Chairman, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore; Muthukrishnan Ramaswami, President, Singapore Exchange; Philip Hurley, CEO (South East Asia), Standard Merchant Bank; Jeremy East, Managing Director (Global Head of Metal Trading), Standard Chartered Bank. Singapore Becoming Global Gold Hub - Launches Kilo Bar C... more »

Canada's Corporate Welfare Bums Sitting On $575 BILLION Hoard Thanks To Harper Conservatives Tax Cuts ....

leftdog at Buckdog - 12 hours ago
*Corporate tax freedom day continues to get earlier with each passing year thanks to generous government tax cuts, the Canadian Labour Congress says in a report issued Tuesday.* *While most individual Canadians don't earn enough to pay off their taxes until sometime in late June, the labour group says the country's businesses will have reaped sufficient revenue to pay their year's share by Jan. 30.* *The calculation is for 2011, but the CLC says that was two days earlier than in 2010 when it came on Feb. 1, and notes that it was not long ago when so-called "corporate tax freedom day"... more »


bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014Interlude—Matthews at war:* As late as February 1999, Chris Matthews was still defending the character of his friend, Al Gore. For all previous posts in this award-winning series, click here. On February 12, 1999, President Clinton was acquitted in his impeachment trial. Three days later, Matthews conducted two conversations about the likely effects of the year-long mess on the aforementioned Gore. In a segment with Bill Kristol, Matthews defended Gore’s honesty, comparing him favorably to the loathed figure whose journalistic nickname had been “Slick W... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 1, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey participates in a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington on Friday. Larry Downing /Reuters *Islamic State Fighting Strains Pentagon Budget -- Wall Street Journal* *President, Congress Pressed to Join Forces to Reconsider Spending Caps* WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama's expansion of airstrikes in the Middle East is creating new strains on Pentagon planners who thought the days of costly military operations in that region were over—at least for now. The U.S. military campaign is expected to cost tens of billions of dol... more »

Ebola Has Arrived In America: Should We Be Scared?

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
Yes, I read the reports this morning that the long awaited Ebola virus has indeed arrived on America's shores.. There has indeed been a "Patient 0" as speculated that has been confirmed at a hospital in Texas... For the first part of my report, I want to present the link to an important article from Investment Watch blog, from yesterday, at www.investmentwatchblog.com where the Center For Disease Control in America had a press conference yesterday that confirmed that a patient in Texas was confirmed in having the (newly manufactured) Ebola strain... Here is that link: http://invest... more »

METRO EVENT | The Rag Blog : Actress Cindy Pickett is special guest at Rag Blog Happy Hour!

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 13 hours ago
Join the Rag Blog/Rag Radio family at Maria’s in Austin this Friday, and visit with the lovely and talented (and our dear old friend!) Cindy Pickett. Event: Rag Blog/Rag Radio Happy Hour Guest: Actress Cindy Pickett When: Friday, Oct. 3, … finish reading *METRO EVENT* | The Rag Blog : Actress Cindy Pickett is special guest at Rag Blog Happy Hour!

Islamic State Continues Mass Killings In Northern Iraq 2nd Week of September 2014

MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
Security incidents reported in the press continued their downward trend in the second week of September 2014. At the same time casualties have stayed at a high level because of on going massacres by the Islamic State in the sections of northern Iraq that they control. It seems that this is part of the organization’s consolidation of power as it seeks to eliminate its opponents and those it feels have no place in its caliphate. From September 8-14, 2014 there were only 150 security incidents. That tied August 15-21 for the lowest amount for any week this year. That follows a stea... more »

Air Force KC-135 Refuels F-22 Raptors In Mid-Air (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*How An Eisenhower-Era Jet Refuels An F-22 -- Stars and Stripes* ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam — The F-22 Raptor may be the most technologically sophisticated fighter plane ever to serve in combat. But when it gets thirsty, it relies on a plane that has been doing its job since the Eisenhower administration. In September, the Air Force KC-135 tankers deployed to Guam for the Valiant Shield exercise stayed busy, meeting the mid-air refueling needs of Air Force, Navy and Marine aircraft. The eight-day exercise included 18,000 servicemembers on land, sea and in the air. U.S. pilots ... more »

Pentagon: We Can't Continue To Police The World

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
SUPPLY LINE: A line of Lockheed C-130 Hercules waiting for take-off at Balad Air Base in Iraq. (Photo: James Gordon/Flickr) *Pentagon Warns It Can't Continue To Police The World -- Sandra I. Erwin, National Defense* The Defense Department has concluded it can no longer afford to satisfy current demands for military forces from overseas commanders. As a result, it is considering cutting back on forward-stationed forces and deployments, said Deputy Defense Secretary Robert O. Work. "We are really taking a hard look at our whole global posture," Work said Sept. 30 at the Council on F... more »

RT Sends A TV Crew To The ISIS-Kurdish Frontline

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Driving Through Ghost Town: RT's Risky Ride Deep Into ISIS-Kurdish Frontline -- RT* Kurdish fighters have driven ISIS from key town of Rabia on the Iraqi border, with 120,000 Kurds currently on the frontier. RT’s Paula Slier made a hazardous journey to the border to find out what’s happening. Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters took control of Rabia, “the most important strategic point for crossing” the border, in a battle that began before dawn, an Iraqi Kurdish political source told Reuters. Earlier, the IS fighters had the possibility to cross the border without any interference.... more »

Aisha North: A short update on the energies - September 30, 2014

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
http://aishanorth.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/a-short-update-on-the-energies-66/ *A short update on the energies* September 30, 2014 by Aisha North As the days continue to shift in length and the darkness seems to linger on a little bit more each day in one half of your planet, know that there is indeed another kind of rebalancing going on, one that is far more profound than the regular shifts of the seasons. You see, this incoming light has once again managed to break through another line of defense, and when we say defense it is actually one that is found within you all. Or rather, ... more »

No Biz Like War Biz

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
The Pentagon says its bombing campaign in Iraq is costing taxpayers up to 10 million dollars a day. But according to a leading Washington-based think tank, the bill is even higher. RT's Egor Piskunov reports. You can hear Tom Neilson's great song *No Business Like War Business* *here *

Iraq's Military Accidentally Dropped Supplies For Islamic State Terrorists

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Tech. Sgt. Lynn Morelly, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, C-17 Globemaster III loadmaster, watches bundles of halal meals parachute to the ground during a humanitarian airdrop mission over Iraq in this August 9, 2014 photo (Reuters / Vernon Young Jr. / U.S. Air Force / Handout) *Iraq’s Bumbling Military Accidentally Gave ISIS Supplies -- NYMag* President Obama’s line in Iraq has been “We can’t do it for them” when it comes to fighting ISIS and fixing the country, stressing the need for Iraqi forces to step up and defend themselves, too. But the problem is that they can’t do i... more »

Post-socialist EU members find climate alarmist policies undesirable

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
Websites focusing on policies inspired by the climate hysteria have noticed that Six EU states cast doubt on proposed 2030 climate goals (RTCC) ------------------------------ Visegrad Group dissatisfied with EU climate policy (Hungary Today) ------------------------------ Poland on course for battle on new EU climate change targets (Financial Times) Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland (so far, you may call it the Visegrad Group), as well as Bulgaria and Romania (now you may call it the Warsaw Pact, too) have protested against the "renewable energy targets" that some of the EU apparat... more »

Ingalls Shipbuilding Begins Fabrication for Aegis Destroyer Paul Ignatius (DDG 117)

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 14 hours ago
[image: Paul Ignatius Start of Fabrication Ceremony]Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division today marked the start of fabrication for the future Aegis-guided missile destroyer Paul Ignatius (DDG 117). Paul Ignatius, the ship's namesake, and his wife, Nancy Ignatius, the ship's sponsor, visited the shipyard to see steel cut for the destroyer. Paul Ignatius is the 31st Aegis destroyer to be built at Ingalls. The start of fabrication signifies the first 100 tons of steel cut. From this point, shipbuilders will assemble the destroyer using modular construction, wher... more »

The Power of the Propaganda System and the Status-Quo

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 14 hours ago
So, right now, Canadian support seems to be roughly one-third for the appalling stephen harper and one-third for the appalling (but dreamy) Justin Trudeau. With one-fifth going for the Liberal-lite NDP and one-tenth going for the Greens. In Toronto, the race for mayor appears to be between John Tory (who doesn't have a clue about most important things) and Rob Ford's less "charismatic" (which is to say that he's just a bullying thug with none of Rob's endearing "I'm a total fuck-up" charm) brother, Doug. Signs of a debased and diseased political culture if you ask me. How does this... more »

The US War On Syria: The Target Has ALWAYS Been Syria - US Targets Syrian Infrastructure Rather Than Militants!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
The US bombing of "ISIS/ISIL targets" within the peaceful and innocent nation of Syria continues... We have been inundated by fraud reports through the Jew spew media that these "bombings" have hit "ISIS/ISIL" targets ONLY, and that Syria itself is not the target (!). However, factual reports coming out all over the alternative media have come out that shows that this bombing campaign has been in fact aimed directly at the Syrian government and especially Syria's infrastructure! To show evidence that the target of this entire fraud air war in Syria has always been the overthrow of ... more »

Urban Spiders Scaling Up

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
[image: Lowe-orb weaver] This is a topic rarely commented on, but the surrounding biome is adjusting to the urban environment and often surprisingly well. Birds in particular have often taken to the urban lifestyle. The big surprise to myself was how well raptors have adjusted. Yet the prey birds have certainly blossomed and thev raptors have simply followed. This integration will only become deeper and more successful as time progresses. The unexpected here is the swift improvement in size for spiders even if it is completely understood. *Cities Are Making Spiders Grow Bi... more »

East Ukraine Facing A 'Long And Frozen Conflict'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*'Frozen Conflict' Looming In East Ukraine, EU Diplomats Say -- EU Observer* BRUSSELS - EU countries have decided to uphold Russia sanctions for now, despite a “weakening appetite” for the measures. The EU foreign service on Tuesday (30 September) said that “while encouraging developments have been registered in the political process and in the implementation of some aspects of the Minsk protocol, relevant parts of the same protocol will need to be properly implemented” before sanctions are lifted. It added that if things go well, the EU will in future consider proposals “to amen... more »

Ukraine Ceasefire On The Verge Of Collapsing. Fighting Is Intensifying Over Control Of Donetsk Airport

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Ukrainian Truce Frays as Rebels Step Up Airport Attacks -- Bloomberg Businessweek* The cease-fire in Ukraine that curtailed casualties for four weeks is starting to fray as the military said pro-Russian insurgents intensified their efforts to take control of the airport in Donetsk. Government forces still hold the airport of the biggest city in the combat zone after repelling a one-hour separatist assault this morning, the army said on Facebook. Ten civilians were killed and nine wounded today in Donetsk, the local council said on its website. A shell exploded meters from a scho... more »

REPORT: U.S. Navy Sailors Harbor Widespread Distrust Of Senior Leadership. Many Cite Excessive Political Correctness

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan travels through the Pacific Ocean with other ships assigned to the Rim of the Pacific 2010 exercise, north of Hawaii, July 24, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dylan McCord *Navy Sailors Mistrust Leaders, 90 Percent See Admirals As ‘Risk Averse’ -- Washington Post* Complain of zero-tolerance disciplinary environment, excessive political correctness Navy sailors harbor “widespread mistrust” in the admirals who command them, complaining of poor leadership and a disciplinary environment that tolerates absolutely no mistakes, say... more »

Dana Goldstein and New Insights into Why Teachers Are Targeted

John Thompson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 15 hours ago
Before reading Dana Goldstein’s The Teacher Wars, I mostly believed that it was bad luck that turned teaching into America’s “most embattled profession.” Primarily, teachers were in the wrong place at the wrong time when a self-righteous movement of inexperienced neo-liberals chose us as their enemy. I still believe that the best explanation of how […]

Insincere Sincerity

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/ Michael den Tandt writes that the apology Sun News issued this week to Justin Trudeau will go down in history as a superb example of insincere sincerity: Having first suggested last week that Levant is not really a Sun News journalist, but rather a mere comment contributor, the network saw fit to broadcast its mea culpa via a voiced segment, in vintage newscaster baritone, that aired just before Levant’s regular Monday evening spot. The host himself did not apologize, or acknowledge the apology in any w... more »

Eric Holder's Legacy

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
In a USAToday OpEd yesterday, University of Tennessee law professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds, urged Obama to reach across the aisle for his next Attorney General. He may be a law professor but he's also a deranged crackpot claiming Obama needs to pick a Republican because other crackpots like himself-- particularly in states like Tennessee filled with crackpots-- don't trust Obama because of the GOP-manufactured scandals propagated by Rush Limbaugh, Fox News and other partisan Republican propaganda outlets that apparently are the only sources of Professor Crackpot's vast array of kn... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Academic freedom is a big deal* I am continually surprised by the casual, almost irresponsible way with which academic freedom is dismissed as no big deal by sections of the academic community. As a former radical undergraduate at McGill University who fought for academic freedom in the late 1960s, I was saddened to read an article published in the Harvard Crimson earlier this year that praises students in the 1970s who sought to silence faculty members. Apparently, silencing the voices of those whose ideas offend is a small price to pay for upholding what the author characterised... more »

U.S. And Coalition Airstrikes Continue To Escalate In Iraq And Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
A U.S Air Force KC-10 refuels an F-22 Raptor fighter jet after strike operations in Syria, Sept. 23, 2014. The United States and partner nations launched the largest combined single day of airstrikes on Iraq and Syria on Tuesday, striking 13 times in Iraq and 11 more in Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jefferson S. Heiland) *U.S. And Britain Combine To Launch The Largest Day Yet For Airstrikes In Iraq And Syria -- Washington Post* The United States and Great Britain launched 24 more airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, defense officials said on Tuesday, making it the biggest day yet i... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*The persistent perchlorate panic* *The Greenies have been struggling for some time to produce evidence of harm from the ingestion of small quantities of perchlorate. But various official enquiries have found nothing convincing. Below however we have a new study which does indeed show a strong effect. But it is not a study of normal people. It is a study of people who already have serious thyroid dysfunction. How that generalizes to normal people is therefore anyone's guess. As the authors of the original journal article themselves conclude: "These results require replication... more »

Donetsk airport swap canard

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
Like most wars in the modern era, the Ukrainian civil war is a war between propaganda machines, too. I think that one of the sides of this conflict is more excited about the fabrication of misintepretations and downright lies and I don't need to tell you which side I mean. The story about the "swap negotiations" involving the Donetsk airport is a rather incredible example of the propaganda war that sometimes reaches ludicrous proportions. Around 10 a.m. Czech Summer Time, some Ukrainian media would report that the pro-Kiev de iure governor of the Donetsk Region Mr Serhij Taruta in... more »

The IMF on Infrastructure

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 16 hours ago
The IMF endorses the free-lunch view of infrastructure spending. That is, an IMF study suggests that the expansionary effects are sufficiently large that debt-financed infrastructure spending could reduce the debt-GDP ratio over time. Certainly this outcome is theoretically possible (just like self-financing tax cuts), but you can count me as skeptical about how often it will occur in practice (just like self-financing tax cuts). The human tendency for wishful thinking and the desire to avoid hard tradeoffs are so common that it is dangerous for a prominent institution like the I... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago

German ZDF TV Satire of the Ukraine Information war (subtitled in English)

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
Found this at: http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2014/september/26/hilarious-german-satire-of-anti-russian-propaganda.aspx

Ebola Watch ( October 1 , 2014 ) --CDC Confirms First Ebola Case Diagnosed In The US, In Dallas Hospital ...... Tweets of note !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 18 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-30/cdc-confirms-first-ebola-case-diagnosed-us CDC Confirms First Ebola Case Diagnosed In The US, In Dallas Hospital - Press Conference Live Feed [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/30/2014 16:45 -0400 - NBC - President Obama inShare11 As experts (as opposed to President Obama) *had warned, the probability of Ebola coming to the US is around 20% by year-end*. So it should not be a total surprise that: - **CDC CONFIRMS FIRST EBOLA CASE DIAGNOSED IN THE UNITED STATES* - **EBOLA PATIENT IS IN DALLAS HOSP... more »

Future USNS Trenton Launches

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: USNS Trenton]Austal USA launched the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) the future USNS Trenton from its shipyard Sept. 30. Launch is a major milestone for a ship and its class, signifying that the vessel is ready to enter the final stages of construction. USNS Trenton will be the U.S. Navy's fifth Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV 5). "The JHSV program is benefitting from serial production," said Capt. Henry Stevens, Strategic and Theater Sealift Program Manager, Program Executive Office, Ships. Read more

Raytheon awarded $149 million contract by Rafael for Iron Dome interceptor components

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Iron Dome]Raytheon Company has received a contract award from Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. valued at $149.3 million to provide products for the Tamir interceptor used in the defensive Iron Dome Weapon System. Raytheon will utilize its extensive technology resources and supplier network to provide a second source of supply for essential Iron Dome interceptor components. With more than 1,000 successful intercepts, Tamir is the only combat proven counter rocket, artillery, and mortar interceptor available for U.S. and coalition partners today. Read more

The BBC letting slip why social cohesion is better in Japan than in Europe and other Western countries

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
In an article about Japanese autumnal oddities, comes this paragraph: 'It's often been said that Japan operates via strict social norms to achieve its remarkable social cohesion and that this is largely responsible for making Japan such a pleasant place to live. There are no bins at the beaches, nor on the streets. By and large, Japanese people take their rubbish home with them. Just one example of the positive benefits of this cohesion.' That and very limited third world immigration... More here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29429742

Alice Gross

Spike EP at News Spike - 19 hours ago
That's a Sarcen Stone. And it's PRECISELY here: 6 Days ago, they cordoned the whole area off, having discovered what looked like a shallow grave, with fresh earth. 5 Days ago they said *"False Alarm, the dogs were all wrong, there was absolutely nothing there - badgers."* This morning, they pulled her out the river. Which tells *me* - the Police are systematically destroying the evidence and moved the body. This fits a pattern - they did this with *Soham*, they did this with *Tia Sharp* two years ago. *They moved the body while they set up the patsy.* They are loudl... more »

Thai air force to order reconnaissance-roled Avanti II

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: P180 Avanti II]The Royal Thai Air Force’s deputy chief of air staff, Air Chief Marshal Sutthiphan Kritsanakhup and Piaggio Aero Industries’ government sales director Francescomaria Tuccillo on 29 September reached an agreement in Rome for the delivery of one P180 Avanti II in a new photographic reconnaissance configuration. Reached in the presence of Italian air force chief of staff Gen Pasquale Preziosa, the agreement will lead to a contract signing on 30 September. This will coincide with a Royal Thai Air Force delegation visiting Piaggio Aero’s new main facility in Villa... more »

Thales & Bharat Electronics form a joint venture in India

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: BEL-THALES Systems Limited]Navratna Defence Public Sector Undertaking Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Thales announce that the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, has approved the incorporation of their joint venture company, BEL-THALES Systems Limited, in late August this year. This joint venture (JV) Company will primarily focus on the design, development, marketing, supply and support of civilian and select defence radars for India and the global markets. The first board meeting of BEL-THALES Systems Limited took place on Friday 26 September. Read... more »

Russian Army to Deploy Three More Iskander Missile Brigades by 2016

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Iskander-M]The Russian army will bring the number of brigades armed with Iskander-M theater ballistic missile systems to seven by 2016, Commander-in-Chief of the Land Force, Col.Gen. Oleg Salyukov, said Wednesday. "There are four Iskander-M brigades in service with the army," Salyukov told reporters. "One more brigade in the Central Military District will be equipped with Iskander systems by the end of 2014, while the Southern and Eastern military districts will each receive an Iskander brigade in 2015," the general said. Read more

Tejas Production Variant Makes First Flight

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
The Indian Air Force got a step closer to inducting a home-grown fighter jet into its squadron when the first Tejas series production (SP-1) aircraft kissed the skies on Tuesday. Military sources confirmed to Express that during the 25-minute flight, Tejas SP-1 touched a maximum speed of 0.6 Mach, copying textbook manoeuvres befitting a maiden outing. The sole take-away from this flight was the fact that there was no telemetry support to the pilot. Read more

Is The U.S. Prepared For An Ebola Pandemic

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*After First Ebola Case, Red Flags Emerge That U.S. Unprepared For Pandemic -- Washington Times* Federal reports raise concerns US defenses stagnated, waning The confirmation Tuesday of the first Ebola case on U.S. soil emerges against a backdrop of increasing concern in America’s medical community that preparedness for a pandemic has stagnated or slipped in recent years because of tough economic times and increasing malaise since the 2001 anthrax threat. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, America’s premier disease fighter, offered an air of confidence Tuesday in dec... more »

Joint Strike Fighters: Australia's first F-35 jet takes inaugural flight in United States

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
The first of Australia's F-35 Joint Strike Fighters has been put through its paces in its inaugural flight in the United States. In a statement, manufacturer Lockheed Martin said its chief test pilot took the aircraft through "a series of functional checks" in a two-hour flight check. The first of the Joint Strike Fighters (JSF) is scheduled for delivery to the Royal Australian Air Force later this year and will be assigned to an Arizona Air Force base where it will be used for pilot training. Read more

U.S. Army Awards AeroVironment $27.2 Million for RQ-11B Raven and RQ-20A Puma Spare Parts

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: RQ-11B Raven®]AeroVironment, Inc. today announced it received three firm fixed-price orders from the United States Army totaling $27,178,075 for RQ-11B Raven® and RQ-20A Puma AE™ unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) spare parts. The company received two orders on August 29, 2014 and one on September 18, 2014. Delivery is anticipated within 12 months. The latest orders increase the total value of orders for Raven and Puma AE UAS spare parts and Raven upgrades received since May 2014 to $77.6 million. Read more

NATO Air Forces Begin Exercises in Baltic Region

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: E-3D Sentry]Air forces of NATO and the alliance partners will conduct exercises on Tuesday and Wednesday, practicing techniques of airspace protection in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania with the headquarters of the drills located at Amari Air Base near Tallinn, the General Staff of Estonian Defense Forces stated. The exercise will involve fighter pilots of Portuguese, German, Canadian and Dutch Air Forces, which are now patrolling in rotation the skies over the Baltic countries and Poland. Pilots from Finland and Sweden will also participate in the drills. Air operations will... more »

J-15 fighters conduct finger-four formation flight

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Four PLA Navy J-15 fighters conducted a finger-four formation flight]Four PLA Navy J-15 fighters conducted a finger-four formation flight over a carrier-based fighter test center at Xincheng in Liaoning in northeastern China on Aug. 28, according to the state-run Global Times. An image of these four carrier-based fighters was uploaded to a Chinese military website by an unknown internet user. The state newswire Xinhua reported previously that President Xi Jinping, who also heads the Central Military Commission, was visiting the base when the flight took place. Xi met the pi... more »

Five Most Popular Posts for September

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 20 hours ago
Most read this month were: 1. British Trotskyism and Scottish Independence 2. An Open Letter to Yes-Voting Socialists 3. The UK's Would-Be Assassins 4. Seven Leftwing Reasons for Staying With Us 5. The Spectrum of Misogyny For the umpteenth time, a post about that most relevant of movements, British Trotskyism, emerges victorious in the page view wars. It never ceases to surprise me how much of a market, if it could be described as such, exists for ruminations on its comings and goings. Well, I suppose there's an argument to be made for regarding ex-Trots as Britain's biggest politi... more »

Cuts see Royal Navy turning to USA for help

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: US Coast Guard Commandant Adml Paul Zumunft and First Sea Lord Aml Sir George Zambellas]Defence cuts have left the Royal Navy so short of engineers it has had to borrow some from the US Coast Guard. From this month, American servicemen will work as engineering technicians on board Type 23 frigates based in Portsmouth. If it is a success, there will be a total of 36 American coastguard personnel working in the positions in Portsmouth by the end of 2016. Read more

Germany under fire over military mishaps

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: C-160 Transall]The German government has been working hard to persuade a reluctant public to back a bigger role on the world stage for its military. But – as a recent string of embarrassing equipment failures has highlighted – even when Berlin does win political backing for military interventions, it is struggling to fulfil its commitments. In the latest setback in deploying the military in response to a global crisis, a German transport plane en route to Senegal to assist the battle against the rapidly spreading outbreak of Ebola in west Africa has been stranded on the Ca... more »

Rolls-Royce Fined as Workers Exposed to Radiation 32 Times Limit

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Ytterbium-169]A Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc (RR/) unit must pay more than 375,000 pounds ($607,000) in fines and costs after a screw-sized radioactive capsule exposed workers to radiation 32 times legal levels. Rolls-Royce Marine Power Operations, which manufactures components for submarines, was fined yesterday for breaching safety regulations at a court in Leicester, England, the U.K.’s Health and Safety Executive said. The capsule containing Ytterbium-169 used to test welding was lost for about five hours at a Rolls-Royce plant in Derby, the HSE said. “Gamma radiation emitte... more »

Babcock secures £2.6bn MoD contract

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Astute class SSN]Babcock, which manages Her Majesty’s Naval Bases at Devonport and Clyde, has been awarded a multibillion-pound contract to repair and maintain the Royal Navy's warships and submarines. The group was awarded the £2.6bn contract by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) along with BAE Systems, which manages Portsmouth Naval Base and secured a £600m contract. The agreement has safeguarded 4,000 jobs at Devonport Naval Base, with 1,500 and 2,000 at Clyde and Portsmouth respectively. Read more

Naval Submarine Jangbogo III to Be Built with Homegrown Technology

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Jangbogo III class SSK]It is likely the next-generation submarine for the Republic of Korea Navy will be Jangbogo III (Batch I) based on homegrown technology. The Defense Acquisition Program Administration said on September 29 that Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, the shipbuilder to assemble two 3,000-ton class conventional submarines, has sufficient capabilities to build such ships in a critical design review sessions held for five days between September 25 and 29 with 150 experts from the navy, industry, and academia. The 3,000-ton Jangbogo III is Korea’s first s... more »

Mabus: Review of women joining SEALs on track

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: SEAL training course]A U.S. Special Operations Command report on integrating women into the elite Navy SEAL community was due back in July, but officials aren’t able to confirm whether it’s been completed or when leadership will be briefed. Still, the the service is on track to make a final decision about admitting women to the teams by 2016, said the service’s top civilian. And it’s an effort he supports. “In my opinion, if people meet the qualifications, I don’t think gender should matter,” Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said in a meeting with reporters on Tuesday. Mabus, who h... more »

Taiwan to present indigenous submarine plan to U.S.

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Hai Lung (Zwaardvis) class SSK]Taiwan will present a plan to build indigenous submarines at the upcoming United States-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference and reaffirm its resolution in self-defense, Defense Minister Yen Ming said Wednesday. Responding to questions at the Legislature's committee on foreign affairs and national defense, Yen said a Taiwanese delegation to the U.S., to be led by Deputy Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng, will also touch on defense procurement from the U.S. during closed-door meetings. Taiwan's state-owned aerospace company, Aerospace Industrial Dev... more »

Mark Pritchard MP

Spike EP at News Spike - 21 hours ago
*"You are not fucking royalty, Mr Speaker!" * Pritchard was brought up and educated in Herefordshire. He remarked on BBC Radio 4 that he comes from an "unorthodox background" for a Conservative Member of Parliament. For the first five years of his life he was brought up in an orphanage in Hereford, and later grew up in foster care living in a council house. He told his local newspaper that his early years were years of "love and warmth" and that he did not have "a single bad memory" of his time in the orphanage. Pritchard is a member of the UK's Joint Committee on the National... more »

Sept. 30: Go to Chapters at the Mall.....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 21 hours ago
Go in the front doors, and immediately take 7 or 8 steps to the right, then look right to the shelves devoted to New Brunswick books. You will see one in a white slipcover with red print, "Irving vs. Irving:: Canada's family billionaires and the stories they won't tell. Funny the Irving press hasn't mentioned that book. I mean, you know, they're so keen on improving literacy in the province. Judging from their columns, the editors and columnists of the TandT all read the book on how the New Brunswick economy is going off a cliff. You'd think a book about the boss would be required ... more »

Chinese Submarine Headed to Gulf of Aden For Counter Piracy Operations

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Type 039 (Song) class SSK]China has sent a submarine to the Gulf of Aden to help in counter piracy operations — a first for the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN) submarine fleet, according to the Chinese Ministry of National Defense. In a press briefing last week, ministry spokesman Col. Geng Yansheng confirmed a PLAN submarine was headed off the coast of Somalia to join a Chinese task force effort to piracy in the region. News of the submarine emerged earlier this month when what appeared to be a Song-class diesel attack submarine (SSK) took on fuel and provisions in ... more »

$500 Fabulous Fall Cash Giveaway

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 21 hours ago
I have gotten together with some fantastic bloggers to offer one reader a huge prize of $500! All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter below! Welcome to the $500 Fabulous Fall Cash Giveaway! We have joined forces with a fantastic group of bloggers to bring you this great giveaway. One lucky person will win $500 cash. ------------------------------ Enter to win $500 cash via PayPal. Complete the tasks below to earn entries into this giveaway. Refer your friends using your unique link to earn even more chances to win. *Open Worldwide.* *Ends at 11:59pm ET on October 14th, 2014.* a ... more »

Army Special Forces Soldier Delivers Jaw Dropping Letter to US Politicians

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
It saddens me that this must ever be said. The USA has created the greatest military force on Earth. And so far as the Earth is ruled under hiarchial structures, then the temptation to contest control with guns will continue. The only solution is cooperative local military power and when that fails, real deployment of USA military power. There are superior solutions but not from the mouths of the the global political class. Nor should they be expected. What is clearly needed is leadership and decissive action and not been afraid to leave a force in place to support rebuilding a... more »

Does DMT Open the Door to Afterlife?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
It is also the safest psychedelic as well. Our difficulty is that we percieve the world around us through our eyeballs and this presently limits us to a narrow range of perception. In the meantime we are surrounded by dark matter in particular which is physically present but operating way down the spectrum and is thus invisible. As well ambient light generally passes easily through all this or at best is slightly absorbed. We are it appears to be residing in such an ocean of dark matter that modulates much around us. I consider this to be the most important discovery in physics ... more »


arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is a fabulous program that becomes a nartural appreniship in organic agriculture and allows you to access as many teachers as you wish and in the process share knowledge between venders. The economics are natural as well and could be integrated easily into resolving homelessness as well. The only cash outlay comes from simply getting there and that in a generally small area is fairly simple to work out. For someone with a few months on his hands and perhaps a bit of cash he does not wish to waste, it is ideal. Every young adult needs to do this anyway simply to pick up a s... more »

Roger Baker : America: You’ve got three more years to drive normally!, Part 2

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 21 hours ago
The estimate of three years of easily affordable driving depends primarily on how long the current fracking boom, which is holding down the global oil price, can be sustained. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | October 1, 2014 … finish reading Roger Baker : America: You’ve got three more years to drive normally!, Part 2

The Ebola Epidemic Is About to Get Worse

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*The Ebola Epidemic Is About to Get Worse. Much Worse. -- Michael T. Osterholm, Politico* As in: We need to order 500 million vaccines. Now. Ebola is spreading faster than anyone would like to admit, and the current, slow international response to the deadly disease is morphing into a modern tragedy. On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta confirmed the first case in the United States, in Dallas. If Ebola has already arrived on these shores, imagine how quickly it could be spreading in Africa. Ebola’s dispersion on the African continent must be... more »

First Confirmed Case Of Ebola In The United States

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Ebola Is in America: Dallas Man Is Diagnosed With Disease AFTER Return From Africa In First Case Found On U.S. Soil. Now In Isolation But He MAY Have Infected Others -- Daily Mail/AP* * An isolated patient inside Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is sick with Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said * CDC Director Tom Frieden said the patient traveled from Liberia to the United States earlier this month and was visiting his family * The man was reportedly given antibiotics before he was critically ill and admitted two days later * The misdiagnosis is repor... more »

Hong Kong's "Occupy Central" is US-backed Sedition

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 22 hours ago
The goal of the US in Hong Kong is clear - to turn the island into an epicenter of foreign-funded subversion with which to infect China's mainland more directly. *October 1, 2014* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Protesters of the "Occupy Central" movement in Hong Kong shout familiar slogans and adopt familiar tactics seen across the globe as part of the United States' immense political destabilization and regime change enterprise. Identifying the leaders, following the money, and examining Western coverage of these events reveal with certainty that yet again, Washington and Wall Street ar... more »

(The New Improved Perfectly Uneducated U.S. Employee) Who Hates the U.S. Enough To Pursue Victory Over Shadows? (The Real Reason We Are Bombing Syria) How ISIS Actually Works (Boy (Holder) Gone)

Sorry, friends, that I got behind in my essay publishing due to trying to scratch a few pennies together to maintain my already meager lifestyle. Here's one I've been putting together for a few days. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ What most of the educated have to look forward to in the USA! USA! USA! (H/t to WhoWhatWhy!) Or not re-hired. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Terrific history here: "What We’d Done in Iraq Had

Syrian FM: US Approach in Arming Syrian Rebels will Create Another ISIL Once Again

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*President Barack Bullshit Obama: "They were eating the livers and hearts of dead bodies like wild cannibals, and we called them moderate rebels" hahahaha.* Title: Syrian FM: US Approach in Arming Syrian Rebels will Create Another ISIL Once Again. Source: Eretz Zen. Date Published: September 30, 2014. Description: Syria's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Walid Muallem, stated in an interview with al-Mayadeen TV, that the approach the US and its allies are continuing to take in Syria by arming terrorist groups, otherwise referred to by the Obama administration as "modera... more »

David Cameron's Conservative Party Is Drip, Drip, Dripping Away

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Historically, mainstream conservative parties always devolve into fascism John Boehner is always crying how hard it is for him to control the teabaggers and libertarians inside his own caucus. David Cameron knows just what he means-- in spades. As we mentioned in the last few weeks, two prominent Members of Parliament, Douglas Carswell and Mark Reckless, quit his party, blamed him and joined the racist and fascist-oriented UKIP, which seeks to replace the Conservatives as the British party of the right. Here we are, right in the middle of the big Conservative Party conference that ki... more »

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, “Eye of the Wolf”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Medwyn Goodall, “Eye of the Wolf” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBuSKPD2jY0

Idiotic Soccer Fans In Morocco Cheer On The Genocidal Killers of Daesh/ISIS

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Title: Moroccan Soccer Fans Root for ISIS. Source: MEMRI TV. Date Published: Sept 29, 2014. Description:* A week after Algerian militants kidnapped and slaughtered a French tourist, a video has surfaced on the Internet in which Moroccan soccer fans sing pro-ISIS chants. In the video, posted on September 29, 2014, the fans of the Raja Club Athletic from Casablanca, Morocco, can be heard chanting: "ISIS! ISIS!" and "Let's go on Jihad!" How else can you explain this stupidity than by saying like attracts like? It's like NASCAR fans voting for the GOP. You can't expect anything else. ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“These two spiral galaxies make a photogenic pair, found within the boundaries of the northern constellation Draco. Contrasting in color and orientation, NGC 5965 is nearly edge-on to our line of sight and dominated by yellow hues, while bluish NGC 5963 is closer to face-on. Of course, even in this well-framed cosmic snapshot the scene is invaded by other galaxies, including small elliptical NGC 5969 at the lower left. * Click image for larger size.* Brighter, spiky stars in our own Milky Way are scattered through the foreground. Though they seem to be close and of similar size, gala... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Life is never easy for those who dream." - Robert James Waller


Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Reader comment about “The Unbearable Lightness of Neo-Liberal Historical Revisionism in Education:” Regarding this last sentence of the article: Booker T. Washington spent his life never bothering to ask that question, and it appears that Dana Goldstein’s book, which no doubt will earn the seal of approval from Bill Gates and Randi Weingarten, has charted a similar track. Apparently there is an ongoing mentoring of Ms. Goldstein by Randi Weingarten and Bill Gates. This interview from March 16, 2012 by Ms. Goldstein shows Randi Weingarten at her best, expressing common ground wit... more »

Mary Oliver, "The Poet Dreams of the Mountain"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Poet Dreams of the Mountain"* by Mary Oliver "Sometimes I grow weary of the days with all their fits and starts. I want to climb some old grey mountain, slowly, taking the rest of my life to do it, resting often, sleeping under the pines or, above them, on the unclothed rocks. I want to see how many stars are still in the sky that we have smothered for years now, forgiving it all, and peaceful, knowing the last thing there is to know. All that urgency! Not what the earth is about! How silent the trees, their poetry being of themselves only. I want to take slow steps, and think appr... more »

"Ironic, huh?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Thought is real. Physical is the illusion. Ironic, huh?” - Robin Williams, “What Dreams May Come”

Conservative blogger, Mandy Nagy (aka Liberty Chick) needs our help...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*please donate.* On September 6th, Mandy Nagy also known as Liberty Chick, had a very serious stroke. She has had surgery and as of today's update is headed to rehab. She was to start as editor of Legal Insurrection on September 8th. William Jacobson has been *keeping us updated as to her condition *via Mandy's mom. *From Legal Insurrection:* On September 6, Mandy suffered a serious stroke, and has been in the hospital ever since. The details and her progress are in my prior post, Pray for Mandy Nagy. It is hoped that Mandy will move to a rehab facility soon. The most rec... more »

"The Otters Of The Universe"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“We are game-playing, fun-having creatures, we are the otters of the universe. We cannot die, we cannot hurt ourselves any more than illusions on the screen can be hurt. But we can believe we’re hurt, in whatever agonizing detail we want. We can believe we’re victims, killed and killing, shuddered around by good luck and bad luck.” “Many lifetimes?” I asked. “How many movies have you seen?” “Oh.” “Films about living on this planet, about living on other planets; anything that’s got space and time is all movie and all illusion,” he said. “But for a while we can learn a huge amount and... more »

Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko Rosetta UFO

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Munich, Bayern, Germany. Thanks for stopping by.

Chet Raymo, "The Imperfect Is Our Paradise"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Imperfect Is Our Paradise"* by Chet Raymo "'The Anecdote of the Jar' by Wallace Stevens: "I placed a jar in Tennessee, And round it was, upon a hill. It made the slovenly wilderness Surround that hill. The wilderness rose up to it, And sprawled around, no longer wild. The jar was round upon the ground And tall and of a port in air. It took dominion every where. The jar was gray and bare. It did not give of bird or bush, Like nothing else in Tennessee." It is reasonable to ask, why, in a cyberspace teeming with millions of blogs, I... more »

"Don't Explain..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago

"Life Transitions: The Death and Rebirth of Self"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Life Transitions: The Death and Rebirth of Self"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Sometimes a part of us must die before another part can come to life. Sometimes a part of us must die before another part can come to life. Even though this is a natural and necessary part of our growth, it is often painful or, if we don’t realize what’s happening, confusing and disorienting. In fact, confusion and disorientation are often the messengers that tell us a shift is taking place within us. These shifts happen throughout the lives of all humans, as we move from infancy to childhood to ado... more »

Mickey One

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Mickey One Trailer

Al-Moallem of Syria

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
Ladies and Gentlemen, On behalf of the Syrian Arab Republic, SYRIAN – steeped in history for seven thousand years. ARAB – proud of its steadfast pan-Arab heritage despite the deliberate acts of aggression of supposed brotherly Arabs. REPUBLIC – a civil state that some, sitting in this room, have tried to return to medieval times. Never have I been in a more difficult position; my delegation and I carry the weight of three years of hardship endured by my fellow countrymen – the blood of our martyrs, the tears of our bereaved, the anguish of families waiting for news of a loved on... more »

Urban Gadabout:The schedule for OHNY Weekend (Oct. 11-12) is out today, and registration begins tomorrow!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*"Overview" from the Open House New York website*: *"For two days every October, OHNY Weekend unlocks the doors to New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York. From historic to contemporary, residential to industrial, hundreds of sites across the five boroughs are open to visit, with tours, talks, performances and other special events taking place over the course of the Weekend. Through the unparalleled access that it enables, OHNY Weekend deepens our understanding of ... more »

Here Are 6 Reasons On Why One Soldier Was Happy That He Went To War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Photo courtesy of the Marines *Why ’6 Reasons I’m Happier Because I Went To War’ Went Viral -- Washington Post* It’s counter-intuitive: Why would combat veterans who risk their lives repeatedly, experience gruesome events and witness their fellow service members die be happy that they went to war? And yet that’s exactly what Marine veteran John Walters reflects on in a new post on LinkedIn that has gone viral. Tens of thousands of readers have shared the piece, titled “6 Reasons I’m Happier Because I Went to War.” Many of them say they also served in the military and relate to wha... more »

The (Agent) Orange Revolution

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
NATO Puppet President of Ukraine, Yushenko, who was brought to power in a stolen election in 2004 (the "Orange Revolution") was "poisoned" and nearly died, the night after he dined with the head of Ukrainan intelligence. Putin was instantly blamed - not that there weren't 60 million OTHER Russians who didn't wish him dead. He was rushed to Austria, where it was pronounced that he was suffering from Dioxin poisoning - specifically TCDD. TCDD is Agent Orange. And the Soviet Union did not use it. The CIA have a sense of humour.

White House- Kill Syrian/Iraqi Civilians- Exemption for airstrikes

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
Well, isn't Obama a real peacemaker, humanity saver, democracy bringer and freedom lover? NOT! I am being completely facetious. Read on- White House exempts Syria airstrikes from tight standards on civilian deaths * Not that the US was ever very careful when it came to civilians deaths however they at least talked as if they cared. Even that pretense will not apply for Syria and Iraq* *The White House has acknowledged for the first time that strict standards President Obama imposed last year to prevent civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes will not apply to U.S. military operatio... more »

An Analysis On The Many Missteps In Assessing The ISIS Threat

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Many Missteps In Assessment of ISIS Threat -- Peter Baker and Eric Schmittsept, NYT* WASHINGTON — By late last year, classified American intelligence reports painted an increasingly ominous picture of a growing threat from Sunni extremists in Syria, according to senior intelligence and military officials. Just as worrisome, they said, were reports of deteriorating readiness and morale among troops next door in Iraq. But the reports, they said, generated little attention in a White House consumed with multiple brush fires and reluctant to be drawn back into Iraq. “Some of us were... more »

It's election time! Watch as Cameron cosies up to the NHS

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 1 day ago
SOURCE GUARDIAN: GP access seven days a week by 2020 ‘guaranteed’ under Tories – Cameron Access to a GP seven days a week by 2020 would be guaranteed under a Tory government, David Cameron will announce on Tuesday, backing the measure with a £100m fund. Labour has made a separate commitment to guarantee GP access within 48 hours. The prime minister’s announcement is designed to give a

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 30, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Is Obama Passing The Buck On Underestimating Islamic State? -- Peter Grier, CSM* Some don't like how President Obama handled a question about the Islamic State during a '60 Minutes' interview. Some think he threw his Director of National Intelligence under a bus. Washington — Is President Obama blaming everyone but himself for missing the danger posed by the Islamic State (IS), allowing it to grab a big slice of territory in Syria and Iraq? That’s what critics are claiming Monday in the wake of Mr. Obama’s appearance on CBS's “60 Minutes” Sunday night. Here’s the underpinning o... more »

Down load Sbut mcusic

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Its shti

Truth always moves on

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
That is so Tom Clancy, I think of my cock the same way. My tip has mcspooged in an uneventiful way to date. My only hope is that some of those swimmers link up with a great hope. Allen I know that you are Jewish complete disclours here is nesseary this Jew is not manipulating my mind. Okay he has done all this hockey stuff and used his advanced degrees to be accurate other than that we should expect the holocust Thats were i ream far from the disbelief ya man that happened\ fuck you fuck you fuck you that do not relie this is the truth, The holocuat was just sideshwow in the current ... more »

Did Russia Threaten To Retaliate Against The U.S. Military If They Should Bomb Assad's Forces In Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
MIG-29 fighters. © RIA Novosti. Vladimir Rodionov *Russia Threatens To Retaliate Against U.S. Military -- WND* Warns airspace over Syria under protection of Moscow TEL AVIV – Russia has delivered a behind-the-scenes threat to retaliate if airstrikes carried out by the U.S. or its allies target the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Middle Eastern security officials told WND. The security officials said Russia complained Sunday in quiet talks with United Nations representatives that the Obama administration’s current aerial campaign against Islamic State fighters in Syria ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago

Hong Kong Protests: Water, food, masks & medical supplies materialize

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*BBC* "Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have been receiving donations of food, water, masks and other medical supplies as they continue their demonstration that has brought large parts of the territory to a standstill" "The supplies have been set out in an exceptionally organised way. There are even buckets with water-soaked paper towels in them, in case the authorities start to use tear gas and pepper spray again." That's the entire BBC article- Those two quoted paragraphs From who or where are these donations originating? It's not mentioned. All those goods cost money? Wasn'... more »

Did The Democrats Learn Anything From The Alex Sink Disaster In Florida?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Alex Sink may have been a mediocre candidate but Republican David Jolly wasn't any better. And Sink had the advantage of running in a blue-leaning district that Obama won against McCain in 2008 and against Romney in 2012… and that Bill Nelson won against Connie Mack in the 2012 Senate race. On top of that, Sink spent way more money-- $3,195,638 to his $1,616,137. Outside allies spent heavily on both sides-- the DCCC put in $2,234,959, the biggest single outside expenditure of the campaign, Pelosi's House Majority PAC put in another $988,769, and EMILY's List spent $177,869. The mo... more »

Speaking from the reality of flames

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Kurts message was way more complex than than that and one of his daughters was married to Jerry Rivers. You know him as Heraolo Rivara. Yep the Fox asshole. You could see in his eyes he was sad about that. Kurts message was essentially why the fuck as a species do we want to conquer the world? Pinky and the Brain hopefully taught our UTES its an enterprise doomed to failure or worse. All the great people, will you be one. I thought I was then I got realized. This was fortunate me for me because I could have run my clown circuses railway a long way if I had not quit. Yes Allen I quit... more »

Horrible Histories, A BBC patriot and Evan Davis

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Just a few random thoughts tonight, as I seem to be capable of little else today. (It's been a bad day. Please don't take my picture)..... Let me start by saying that I've rarely watched *Horrible Histories*, the popular CBBC history programme, but I have listened to/read a number of interviews with its guiding spirit - children's author Terry Deary, so that makes me an expert. Mr Deary is a self-declared "anarchist" who regards school as a "waste of time" and openly rejoices in being able to plant "subversive" and "radical" messages in children's minds and, by the sounds of it, CB... more »

Documentary: Militarization of Space

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Three Global Network leaders interviewed in the award-winning documentary film about the militarization of space.

The RAF Does Not have The Means To Sustain An Air Campaign Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Photo: Heathcliff O'Malley/The Telegraph *The RAF Is Too Run-Down For The Campaign Against Islamic State -- Con Coughlin, The Telegraph* Britain had 30 combat squadrons at the start of the 1991 war in Iraq – today it has only seven. So here we go again: we’re counting the RAF Tornado GR4 warplanes as they take off from Cyprus to attack Islamic fighters in Iraq; and then we’re counting them safely back to base. Only this time, our main interest is focused not so much on the number of warplanes flying back from their combat missions, but whether any of them have actually managed to ... more »

Just so glad to be alive

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Thinkaboot it. Be glad to be alive and healthy I live in Canada but there are so may places I would not like to vist they do not feel fully the same way. This was my soft app arch kill the Muslims extremists my friends or you will be the last pig on a pig roast,.

Facebook: "What You Don't Care About (But Damn Well Should)"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"What You Don't Care About (But Damn Well Should)"* by Karl Denninger "Damn you're either ignorant or stupid. After reading this article you can no longer claim ignorance, and whether or not Faceburgler still has a customer base remaining after this piece of information goes into that vacuum between your ears that should have a decent amount of density will tell me whether or not you're collectively stupid! SAN FRANCISCO — "Facebook built itself into the No. 2 digital advertising platform in the world by analyzing the vast amount of data it had on each of its 1.3 billion users to... more »

“The Trouble with Wealth”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Trouble with Wealth”* by Bill Bonner “We have been writing a series titled "Homage to Poverty." Our mission was not to encourage readers to give away their worldly goods and wander the globe, depending on the kindness and alms of strangers. We are just trying to put wealth in perspective. We wanted readers to know what they were getting into. We've already addressed two of the three most important questions in life: What do you do? And where do you do it? Does having money help you do what you want? Sometimes. Other times, it just gets in the way. Does it help you live wher... more »

One Graph Shows The Rise In U.S.-Led Airstrikes In Iraq And Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Rise In U.S.-Led Airstrikes In Iraq And Syria, In One Graphic -- Washington Post* As outlined a short time ago on Checkpoint, the cost of the U.S. military campaign against the Islamic State is likely closing in on $1 billion, and could rise at a cost of between $200 million and $320 million per month as it continues. This graphic was produced by colleagues at The Washington Post with information released by U.S. Central Command and compiled in this spreadsheet I posted on Google Docs. It shows that the pace of U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria have increased rapidly, es... more »

Supplemental: Rachel eliminates all Hispanics!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014Trust her—it's for a good cause:* In this morning’s New York Times, Joe Nocera writes an actual column. In this column, he criticizes major aspects of Eric Holder's tenure. In our view, Nocera has been a big disappointment since joining the op-ed page. He wastes enormous amounts of time writing about various aspects of college athletics, a rather marginal set of concerns as the nation disintegrates. In today’s column, he wrote about a serious topic in his general field, the world of business and economics. Last Thursday, Rachel Maddow also scanned, or... more »

Harper lost in Space

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Canada a country which many or most patriotic Canadians would proudly admit stands for nothing but good wishes Our current Tea Party goverment elected in the medieval first past the post election has lost its head with the latest space related visa denials that make ones brain scream with dread at the absolute of terminal six gravity stupidity. Canada was privileged to host such a prestigious future building event and we should be proud to host the esteemed international astronautical symposium Space is thankfully in our history a mostly non political place All nation depend upon R... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago

Keep Space for Peace Week Actions List

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
*October 4-11, 2014* * Keep Space for Peace Week* *International Week of Protest to* Stop the Militarization of Space *Stop Drones Surveillance & Killing* *No Missile Defense* *No to NATO * *End Corporate Domination of Foreign/Military Policy* *Convert the Military Industrial Complex* *Deal with climate change and global poverty* - *Aarhus, Denmark* (Oct 4) Peace festival will discuss militarization of space and other urgent issues. Contact: Helge Ratzer at 45 20479699 - *Aberporth, West Wales* (Sept 21) CND Cymru has a demonstration at the drones testing centr... more »

The Business Model

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Capitalism, the business model, has occupied most of our minds and souls. Many of our global communities, once oriented toward cooperation, have been reduced to dog-eat-dog competition that pits one against the other. Humanity is adrift in this system of selfish indulgence, greed, careless consumption and militarism. How do we regain our way on this beautiful but challenged spinning satellite in space? One suggestion is that we begin to define the problem, recognize the scale of our own mental colonization, and begin the lifelong process of taking back our minds, our dignity, ... more »

Quotes of the day: On economics as prophylactic

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*“Economics is primarily useful, both to the student and to the political leader, as a prophylactic against popular fallacies.”* - Henry Calvert Simons, *The Simons’ Syllabus,* ed. Gordon Tullock *“Not because he knows so much, but because he knows how much he would have to know in order to interfere successfully, and because he knows that he will never know all the relevant circumstances, it would seem that the economist should refrain from recommending isolated acts of interference even in conditions in which the theory tells him that they may sometimes be beneficial.... more »

“25 Life Lessons By An Old Greek Shepherd”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“25 Life Lessons By An Old Greek Shepherd”* by George Giotis, Greece by Greeks *“The road to the destination is never straight.* To reach out to the winter shelter someone must take a lot of turns, travel along rough roads, suffer losses. You have to make sure that you always take food supplies with you. *Leave the past behind.* If a wolf eats your goat, you can't do anything about it. Just make sure that next time you will be more careful. *Don't live just for saving money and don't be stingy.* Don't postpone the tasting of joy for future times. Do it now, while you are still ... more »

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